In 1934, after much thought, he wrote down his definition of Success — peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best you are capable of becoming. His additions to this book were pretty fantastic, if a bit short and ambiguous at times. It was amazing how many questions about myself that I answered myself while journaling and answering Jay Carty's questions at the end of every chapter. I would not recommend this book if you have issu John Wooden's Pyramid of Success contains every moral I ever learned growing up. Coach and his wife, Nellie, were married 53 years when she passed away in 1985. Learn about the legend and the legacy he leaves behind in a new documentary event.
Without Enthusiasm you can't achieve your fullest potential. His blueprint for life was developed and refined over a life time. A fun read for a book club I am doing with my family. Just basic principles in the way he was brought up that guided his life and helped him achieve his dreams, not just as a basketball coach but as a person. It takes 10 hands to make a basket. He had defined the goal for which he wanted his students to strive.
They are some of the most important factors for success. I was surprised by how much religion is in this book. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. In a world that looks for instant gratification, you can get caught up in checking and managing short-term results. If you wish to be heard, listen.
Make sure you give them an opportunity. Almost no man has changed the course of human history as much as Martin Luther. Anyone can create it in his or her career, family and beyond. I think he is the protagonist of the story because his baseball career has enabled them to sponsor the Hopes Home Foundation in Africa. During that time, his teams won more than 80 percent of their games. I would loved to have gotten a little more of the sense of Wooden then the content of the book entailed, but I did enjoy it.
His taste in poetry and prose aside, the coach was a wordsmith of sorts himself. After I read this I was better able to realize that its not about anyone else. Certainly the character qualities that Wooden included in his pyramid are essential for success - both in sports, and in life. I began to look at those building blocks and how we need to take our life and build our life correctly, and I began to look at all of those qualities, and I began to say, This is something that I need to learn. Also, not only working everyday like getting more practice and more repetition, that is not what Coach Wooden is trying to teach here he teaches that being successful comes from inside. What is really interesting about Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success Respect without fear, a line from Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Readers can all take different things away from this book: how his words have impacted them, or how readers could use them to impact someone else.
Be the best version of ourselves we can me. The book gives biblical tips on being successful. When you are yourself and make the effort — 100% — to be the best you can be you are a success. Concentrate on your objective and be determined to reach your goal. Clayton and Ellen serve on this mission field through giving of their time, talents and money. People who put these two components together have a firm cornerstone of industriousness upon which they can build toward success.
The first twelve blocks are qualities we can essentially acquire simply by trying. Coach Wooden references The Holy Bible throughout this whole book. The film On the Waterfront directed by Elia Kazan depicts the conflict between righteous and evil in 1954. Andy Hill is also promoting the power of the pyramid, which may come as a surprise to some Bruin fans. I have only wanted to please God.
But that is not important. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants motivation. It is the structure to which I hoped I would become. You felt a responsibility to conduct yourself the way Coach would want you to behave if you were wearing one of those jerseys sitting on his bench, so you checked your behavior each day that you were around him. The relationship of the sports context with which I am familiar to the Bible -- and the challenge of the personal exercises -- was a helpful framing. John Wooden received great acclaim for being one of the best college coaches ever with an overall winning percentage over.